Reference numberPP/10/2
Previous numbersPP/42/2
TitlePaper, 'Preliminary note on the continuity of the liquid and gaseous states of matter' by William Ramsay and Sydney Young
DescriptionRamsay and Young write: 'For several years past we have been engaged in an examination of the behaviour of liquids and gases through wide ranges of temperature and pressure. The results of our experiments with ethyl alcohol have recently been published in the ‘Philosophical Transactions;’ those with acetic acid in the ‘Journal (Transactions) of the Chemical Society'; and the Royal Society have in their hands a similar investigation on ether. We have also finished a study of the thermal properties of methyl alcohol.'

Annotations in pencil and ink.

Subject: Chemistry / Physics

Received 30 November 1886. Read 6 January 1887. Communicated by George Gabriel Stokes.

A version of this paper was published in volume 42 of the Proceedings of the Royal Society as 'Preliminary note on the continuity of the liquid and gaseous states of matter'.
Physical descriptionInk and graphite pencil on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1887.0003
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6172Ramsay; Sir; William (1852 - 1916)1852 - 1916
NA6164Young; Sydney (1857 - 1937)1857 - 1937
NA8283Stokes; Sir; George Gabriel (1819 - 1903)1819 - 1903
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